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March 10, 2017
by sjvn01
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New and improved Samba file server released

Do you have a network-attached storage (NAS) device holding your accounts payable, document archives, or just your baby photos? If so, you’re running Samba, the open-source file and print server. Now, with the Samba 4.6 release, the program has been … Continue reading

June 10, 2012
by sjvn01
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Netflix goes to the edge of the Internet

Netflix eats bandwidth the way a pack of hungry fifteen years old eats pizza. Indeed, Netflix’s streaming-video entertainment is so popular it now takes up almost a third of peak downstream traffic in North America. So, how do they keep … Continue reading